Age Exchange opens for indoor dining on 17 May

We are delighted that the Age Exchange café reopened on Tuesday 4 May for outdoor dining and take away. We hope the weather will be good to us and you can come and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea with us in the wonderful garden.

Now the restrictions are easing we will be able to offer indoor dining from Monday 17 May. We have missed everyone very much and we can't wait to see you all again.

Due to the size of the building at Age Exchange we are taking a staged approach to reopening to give us time to ensure that we keep everyone safe. We plan to open the library a month later on Tuesday 1st June, we will release more details about the plans for library re-opening later.

All of the team at Age Exchange are really excited about re-opening, we have missed everyone very much and we can’t wait to see you all again.

The café will be open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

We have undertaken a full risk assessment before reopening.

Visit our online shop

Show your support for Age Exchange during the lockdown by visiting our online shop and buying facemasks, activity boxes, resource cards, singing & movement DVDs and Reminiscence Arts training.

Age Exchange Gallery

We are delighted to have launched the new Age Exchange Gallery. Our virtual gallery has been created so we can show you the wonderful art works the many participants of our services have created since March 2020 when the pandemic hit. The art works in our gallery have been created by service users living with dementia and their carers. We have been inspired by the beautiful and moving art works they have created during such a challenging time for each of them. We have called our first exhibition “Lockdown."

We would like to thank Arts Council England for supporting Virtual Day Care and making this exhibition possible.

Artwork by Vesna

Virtual Day Care Service

Our Virtual Day Care Service will continue to provide support to 150 people living with dementia and their carers throughout lockdown, with activity boxes, singing & movement DVDs, weekly befriending phone calls and information signposting for those who need it.

Please donate now to help us to continue to show people living with dementia and their carers that they are not alone during these continued challenging times.

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Reminiscence Arts

What is Reminiscence Arts? Reminiscence Arts is Age Exchange’s unique approach to working creatively. It is the creative exploration of memories.

Age Exchange provides a home for a variety of community activities, groups and classes enabling people to make friends and learn new skills.

We also offer spaces for hire


The Exchange

The Exchange is an inspirational space in the centre of Blackheath with a café, a community library and a whole range of services. Plan your visit


Care and support

We offer a broad programme of training and support services for people and their carers living with dementia together with regular training and support for Reminiscence Arts Practitioners and community workers.

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